Besides being a prolific actor in the Hindi film industry, Ranveer Singh is also a sports fanatic and will be playing 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev’s character in Kabir Khan's next project '83' – which is a cinematic version of India’s famous maiden cricket World Cup victory in 1983.
The actor is all set to face a daunting challenge with his new project, as the ‘Padmaavat’ star would recreate his bowling action on screen and when Ranveer told Sachin Tendulkar about the film where he is going to be seen as Kapil Dev on the silver screen, he was completely surprising.
Ranveer met Tendulkar at the iconic Lord’s stadium when India was playing England in a full campaign in August this year and told him about his preparations for the movie.
While Ranveer is clearly excited about the fact that he will be playing the cricket legend’s role in the Dev’s biopic, but his biggest concern is replicating the Haryana Hurricane’s bowling action.
Ranveer told CNN News 18, “The most challenging thing is just around the corner, as in January, I will be going to train to bowl like Kapil Dev. That’s going to be hard. I must tell you the story. I went to Lord’s to watch a Test match. It rained all day and there was not a single ball bowled.”
On Tendulkar's reaction, the actor signed off by saying, “In the box, Sachin Tendulkar happened to come. I was lucky enough to get some time with him. I was telling him I am doing this movie and I am playing Kapil Dev. I told him I am going to do all the homework and I am going to get the look and accent everything, but I think the most difficult part would be the bowling. And he was like – oh, you are going to do the bowling yourself? He also thinks it’s going to be tough.”
(With CNN News 18 Inputs)